Re: [Tools-discuss] uppercase/lowercase for 7 files on rsync.tools.ietf.org

Dan Wing <dwing@cisco.com> Thu, 28 March 2013 16:33 UTC

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On Mar 27, 2013, at 8:28 PM, Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org> wrote:

> On Mar 28, 2013, at 03:46, Dan Wing <dwing@cisco.com> wrote:
> 
>> uppercase/lowercase change
> 
> Your local file system is case insensitive.  
> But there are pairs of files in the Internet-drafts directory that differ only in case.

I hadn't checked that; makes sense.

> Both files map to the same file on your system.
> So each time rsync runs, it finds a file that differs from the local file and overwrites it.  
> Next time, it notices that the other file does not match your local file and overwrites it with that.
> I laughed out loud when I first noticed this…

Seems fruitful if the identical files could be pruned from the directory on the rsync server.  Both Windows and the default OS X configuration are case-insensitive, so everyone with those OSs are going to re-retrieve those files unnecessarily.

-d


> 
> Grüße, Carsten
>